Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) are two names for a painful condition that can occur as a result of an injury in a car accident, slip and fall, pedestrian accident, or another type of negligence accident. If you have one of these diagnoses, you understand how difficult it is to live with these conditions.
At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our Bucks County personal injury attorneys take on all types of negligence accident cases for clients who may have a wide range of injuries. We can help you navigate this process no matter what type of injuries you have, including those that are difficult to prove, such as RSD or CRPS.
If you have a CRPS or RSD diagnosis after a Bucks County, PA, accident, call (215) 642-2335 today for a free review of your case. A CRPS/RSD attorney in Bucks County may be able to handle your case on a contingency-fee basis.
CRPS/RSD and Bucks County Negligence Accidents
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, complex regional pain syndrome is a condition that causes intense, chronic pain. This pain usually occurs in an area where there was nerve or tissue injury in an accident or incident. Commonly affected areas include the arms, hands, legs, and feet, although almost anywhere on the body can be affected.
Unlike most injuries, rest and time only make the pain worse. Those with this condition may experience:
- Changes in skin color and texture
- Unusual hot or cold feelings in the affected area
- Intense burning and other nerve pain sensations
- Extreme sensitivity
- Stiffness and loss of range of motion in the affected joint
- Difficulty moving the affected body part
RSD is an older term for a specific type of CRPS. Getting an early diagnosis is important to prevent progression since this condition can get worse and more debilitating over time. However, this can be problematic since it is often misdiagnosed, or there is a missed diagnosis. In some cases, this may even support a medical malpractice case.
There is no cure for CRPS. Treatment centers on relieving the pain and helping the patient learn to use the affected limb normally again. Often, painkillers, nerve blocks, and physical therapy are necessary on an ongoing basis. The costs of treatment can add up quickly.
To learn more about your options for potentially pursuing compensation based on your diagnosis, reach out to a CRPS/RSD attorney in Bucks County at Cordisco & Saile LLC by calling (215) 642-2335 today.
We Know How to Build a Case to Link Your Accident and Your CRPS Diagnosis
It can be difficult to build a case based on CRPS or RSD because the diagnosis is generally one of exclusion, and symptoms may not be evident in the first days and weeks following an accident. However, our team may be able to collect evidence to support your claim.
Building a Case Including Your CRPS Diagnosis
We can gather and analyze copies of your relevant medical records and work closely with medical experts to prove you have CRPS and link it to your accident injuries. From there, we will need to prove the at-fault party acted negligently and caused your injuries, just as we would in any other personal injury case.
Lastly, we will need to document the expenses and losses you sustained as a result of your accident and injuries, including CRPS/RSD.
Taking Action in Your CRPS Accident Injury Case
Once we have all the evidence to support your claim, we can contact the insurance company and demand a fair payout, or file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. We can sometimes reach an out-of-court settlement in these cases, negotiating a just payout based on your documented damages. If your case calls for it, though, we will not hesitate to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Call Cordisco & Saile LLC today at (215) 642-2335 to learn more during a free consultation with a CRPS/RSD lawyer in Bucks County, PA.
Recoverable Damages in a Bucks County CRPS or RSD Case
When we build a case based on an injury accident that triggers CRPS, we need to consider the full range of damages our client has suffered and will continue to suffer because of their diagnosis. CRPS/RSD causes severe, chronic pain and requires ongoing treatment. It is important to include these considerations in a fair settlement or in our argument for a court award.
Some recoverable damages in this type of case may include:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Statute of Limitations in a Bucks County Accident Case
Generally, accident victims have two years after an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit under Pennsylvania §5524. Since it often takes time to get a CRPS diagnosis, some of this time may have passed before you were even aware of your full injuries. For this reason, it is imperative that you reach out to us as soon as possible about your case.
We can review the facts of your case and explain your rights and the applicable deadlines. Let us help you pursue and possibly recover the compensation you deserve. You should not have to pay out of pocket for treatment or other expenses that you incurred because of an accident someone else caused.
Talk to a CRPS/RSD Lawyer in Bucks County About Your Case Today
If you have a CRPS or RSD diagnosis and believe the condition stems from a personal injury accident or medical malpractice, you may be able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to hold the at-fault party accountable and recover compensation for your damages.
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, an attorney from Cordisco & Saile LLC can review your case and help you understand your rights to take action.
Call (215) 642-2335 now to discuss your case with a member of our team who understands your condition and how to build a convincing case based on your diagnosis.